I will keep you and your family in my prayers..... Stay strong and know that God is with you.
Brittany - The site looks so wonderful! I hope it is helping you... Please feel free to use any of my resources! I'm keeping you in my prayers...
You have mine and Aaron's (Mr. Deedle's) prayers...both of you. God bless you in this season of life. We're praying hard for you!
I just wanted to say that the level of faith it takes for you to make this journey shakes me to my core and that I will keep you in my prayers...there is no footprint so small it doesn't leave an imprint on this world.
Having recently been through the biggest storm in my life, I will be praying so hard for you. Our God SPOKE and created this world, there is NOTHING too big for him. As we struggled with what the physicians told us and KNOWING the power of our God, we cried out to him over and over on our child's behalf, as we will for Tyler. I understand the fear of the many good hearted people and their many questions... take it all one breath at at time. From one mommy to another, I love you! Let me know if there is anything I can do. Wendy Palmer, Fayetteville, TN. (Found your site on BabyCenter)
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
My thoughts are with you and your family. Tyler is very lucky to have you as parents. (From BabyCenter)
Reading this has made me very sad. I really wish the best for the both of you. The decision to carry Tyler until term knowing he wouldn't make it was a very hard decision and that gives me alot of respect for you both. I think most people would end it there knowing the horrible outcome but not you guys. I believe everything happens for a reason and even though reasons may be unknown, they still happen. I hope the best for you both. Stay strong and keep your head up. God will give you guys another chance for children I am sure. Take care and bless your hearts!
I am so sorry about your beautiful baby boy. My prayers will be with you and your family. The choice you have made is the right one and you are very strong people. I will continue to prey for your family and your baby everyday.
I am so sorry to hear this and I will pray for you and your family.God once said "I never said it would be easy I only said it would be worth it!" you can take this for what it is or try to figure it out I always use it as a learning experience, meaning God doesnt give us situations we can not handle!Good Luck my friend
To Brittany and Jim,I was so sorry to hear your story and the trials you have been through so far. But what an amazing couple you are to make the tough choices you have made, letting your faith in God guide you. Please know I am saying a prayer for you right now.(I also read your post on Babycenter)
Brittany, I want you to know that we all love you and completely support your decision. You are an AMAZING woman and an AWESOME person, I came to this conclusion the first day that I met you. You have been there for me in the short time I've known you with advice and concern for my happiness, and I appreciate all you have done for me. Just know that I will be praying for you and that God has a big plan for your life. Lots and lots of love!!!!!! -Laci Joy
Sweetheart. I am glad that you shared this website with me and we will continue to pray for you and Jim and the baby. I have to say that I would have done the same thing. I guess we can hope for some sort of miracle that they can find some sort of a cure or a fix to this situation. I am praying that God can be with you and watch over all of you. I would most definately have done the same exact thing that you have choose to do. God Bless you sweet heart and if ever you need to talk or Jim needs to talk please just send a message and I will get you my number and we will chat. I miss you girl. You were my baby girl that I remember baby sitting till you went off to your dads and I feel your pain and I am so glad that the LORD has shown his light down on you and your family. God is wonderful and you know as well as Id o that he has a reason for everything he does and we must trust him in all that he does and asks us to do. God Bless you both. I love you my sweet baby Brittany Marie!
Dear Britt & Jim,So sorry to hear of the "problem" Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you both & Tyler, Miracles DO happen!! Keep the faith and take care of yourselves. Hope to see you soon,Ron & Cindy
Brittany and Jim--What a great website!!! Thank you for sharing your heartfelt thoughts. Hugs to both of you. Just lean on each other and take one day at a time. You and Tyler are in my prayers...always. I love you guys! -Ann
Hello, I found your site on baby center... and I really have no idea how I found it, but I am glad I did. I'm glad to see your faith. You two are wonderful PARENTS! I know I don't know you, but I just have to say I love you and my prayers and thoughts are with you, Tyler and your husband. I don't know why people go through the things we go through, but God does and your faith in him will give you strength through this storm. God Bless you and your family. Amanda
Brittany and Jim,What a great way to keep up with the life of Tyler! I am glad that you are celebrating the good. You both are so strong to make such a decision, and I am behind you both 100%. Brittany, you never cease to amaze me!! I love you both, and please let me know if there is anything I can do. You are both WONDERFUL parents=)Love, Jessica
Brittany, Jim & Tyler,Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful site with all of us. I admire you both greatly for your courage, faith and willingness to reach out in your joy and sorrow. Tyler is a lucky boy to have you two as parents!You are in my prayers. Much love and light, Kitty
Brittany and Jim,Prayers and thoughts are with you both. You two are so inspiring to so many people and TRUST ME, Tyler has already changed lives for the better. We are praying for you guys and thinking about you. Know if you need anything, we are here and whole heartedly support your decision. You are in our prayers and we think of the three of you daily. We are praying for a miracle, but we know that we must trust in God's will also...As hard as that is. We'll always be here for you guys. Lots of love and prayers!Claire and Chris
Stay strong, my prayers are with you and your family.I am so sorry to hear of this, but you are brave for sharing and God bless you both
Brittany,My heart aches for you and Jim, but I have always known you two to be two very strong willed people, two people very much in love. Together you two will encourage and support eachother. You will be there on Jim's darkest days and he will be there on yours. Lean on eachother and your family and friends. Believe that no matter what, we will do anything for you in this hard time.
This site was a great idea Brittany. I do have to say it brought tears to my eyes, but i know you're a strong person and will get through it. I have to say, in a way.. i know how you feel. Life doesn't seem fair sometimes, but you're right.. you have to take the good with the bad. You are all in our prayers!! Love, Sheena
I always knew there was a possibility of not carrying my son, Evan, full term. He was born on 8-7-05 b/c all of m y fluid had leaked out without my knowing. I love that you are doing this for your family. It takes a lot of courage; something that took me 4 years to gain. Good luck & i will be checking in as often as possible.
Hi guys! I would like to start by saying I hope your prayers are answered. I pray for you often. However, I wondered if you thought of honoring your baby's life by donating his organs so that others may have life. I mean no offense at all, just thought I would offer a way for your son to live on.
I will keep your family in my prayers. You are a brave couple and Tyler is luck to have you as parents. I don't know you- I found your website on babycenter but I will think about you often. My heart swells for you three!
Let the Lord give you strength and the grace for all your choices. And the greatest of these, is love.1 corinthians 13
Brittany & Jim, Where do I begin with you two...! Brittany, you are an amazing woman and you have so much love inside of you! Jim, you are just a big teddy bear that would do anything for anyone! You guys are an awesome couple and anyone can feel the love you guys have for each other by just being in your presence for a few minutes. I couldn't believe it when Brittany told me you guys were going to try to have a baby. I figured it would be at least a couple months before it happened. To my surprise it was just a month later. I'll never forget the phone call when Brittany told me she was pregnant. I thought she was lying but sure enough she wasn't. I was so excited! I couldn't wait to start buying baby clothes. We all know how I am about babies..and kids! Love them! I can not begin to tell you how flattered I was when you asked me if I could babysit the baby during the week for a couple of hours while you two were at work! I couldn't have been happier! As time progressed, we began to discuss if we thought you were having a boy or a girl. Well, Brittany and I were pretty sure the baby was a girl. Jim was sure it was a boy! Turns out Jim was right. I remember feeling Tyler kick me for the first time. It was so exciting. I loved it. Jim, I loved it when you described to me what it felt like when Tyler kicked your hand! You were so excited! Everything seemed to be going prefect. Shopping for baby Tyler, painting the nursery, starting to buy diapers, preparing for the baby showers, and everything else that comes along with a new baby. Then, the saddest day I have had in a long time came. I'll never forget calling you, Brittany, during the day to see how your doctor appointment went and you couldn't even talk to me. You said you had to call me later. My heart sunk and I had a horrible feeling in my stomach. That day seemed to drag on forever. Finally, you called me around 9 that night and asked me to come over to talk. I was there within 10 minutes. I had an idea of what you were going to tell me, but I was definitely surprised with the news you gave me. I didn't expect something like this. I figured whatever was wrong with you/Tyler could be fixed or it wasn't that serious. But, I was wrong. When you told me what was happening and that there was absolutely nothing that could be done I felt sick. I tried to hold myself together for you two but it was very difficult. I really felt like a piece of me had been taken away. I know we aren't related or anything but I have been there with you two through this whole pregnancy and I just felt so involved. The news shattered me. I had never heard of such a case and wasn't prepared for it. After I left your house, I went home and had to wake Jess up. I was so upset there was no way I was going to sleep. Her and I just layed in her bed and cried for a while. It just didn't seem real. This couldn't be happening. Not to you and Jim! You guys are too perfect for things to go this wrong. But, then I snapped back to reality and realized it's life. Life sure is rough but God doesn't give you more than you can handle. He knows how great you guys are and knew you could handle something like this. It still doesn't make it fair, but it doesn't have to. Life is never fair! I think everything happens for a reason. Horrible things happen in life to remind you how important certain things are. Brittany and Jim, you know I am here if you need anything at all. I will be here til the end and please do not hesitate. Tyler, This is for you little man. You are blessed with two of the most amazing parents in the world. Your mommy was worried she wasn't going to be a good mommy but you and I both know she is doing fabulous. Your dad is a big, bald, scary looking man, but he isn't scary at all and he loves you very much. Thank you for kicking him and letting me experience the excitement he had when he told me. Your mommy and daddy can't wait to meet you! They love you very much and are blessed to have you in their lives! I love you all very much and you never leave my thoughts! Stay strong and know that everything will turn out right!Love-Tara
Jim and Brittany,I can not imagine what you are going through. I recently bought the new Selah CD and the last song is called, "I will carry you." It is the story of a mother who found out during her pregnancy that she would only have moments with her child if and when it survived up through labor and delivery. The husband is the bald guy that sings for Selah. His sister, Nicol, also went through something similar. I encourage you to listen to the CD and song. They are such a great group to usher you into the Lord's presence. You may never understand the purpose in this, but I do hope that you experience the Lord's PERFECT peace that only He can give you. You are never alone. May God bless you and keep you.I have copy and pasted the words from the song:BONUS TRACK: I Will Carry You (Audrey’s Song)There were photographs I wanted to takeThings I wanted to show youSing sweet lullabies, wipe your teary eyesWho could love you like this?People say that I am brave but I'm notTruth is I'm barely hanging onBut there's a greater storyWritten long before meBecause He loves you like this[Chorus]I will carry youWhile your heart beats hereLong beyond the empty cradleThrough the coming yearsI will carry youAll my lifeAnd I will praise the One Who's chosen meTo carry youSuch a short timeSuch a long roadAll this madnessBut I knowThat the silenceHas brought me to His voiceAnd He says ...I've shown her photographs of time beginningWalked her through the parted seasAngel lullabies, no more teary eyesWho could love her like this?[Chorus]go to www.selahonline.com or check out the song on youtube
I am so sorry for the road you are currently traveling and the road that is ahead of you. I have been there - through the scary pregnancy, hoping against hope that God would heal my baby, doing everything in my power to keep her safe in my womb, and everyday dreading what will be after the pregnancy is over. I also now know what the "after" is like - the terrible overwhelming and uncontrollable sense of loss that takes over. No amount of knowledge of how likely it is to happen can ever prepare you for it.I pray that God gives you the strength you need for this difficult time. Please feel free to contact me anytime. I'm not sure how much help I will be right now - my grief is so fresh I still am clinging to others for support myself. But sometimes just knowing someone else is there and understands has been helpful to me.
Thank you both so much for letting me be a part of your lives and Tyler's as well. I know we all had big plans for him already but as it has been said plenty of times already, there is a reason for everything. Take pride in knowing that you and Jim are both already better parents than half the ones I know. You both are amazing people who will overcome anything and I am so sorry that you had to triumph over a situation like this. I love you both so much and keep your heads up, because it can only get better from here. Much Love, Allison and Kyle
Hello. I want to thank you for creating this website and sharing your story. I share pretty much the same exact journey. 12 years ago my son was also diagnosed with Potters. I was 6 months pregnant. I was also given the exact same choices from the doctors. Terminate or go full term. I also decided to go full term. I heard it all, the baby will die in utero, stillborn, they'll have to go in and get it out...they told me all this. we set a date to induce. Instead, around 8 months I went into labor on my own as they said I wouldnt and my son was born alive as they said he wouldn't. It was the hardest time of my life. He cried, he moved, he breathed, he opened his eyes and looked at me right after he was born, all like they said he wouldn't. My son lived and breathed for 1 hour. we all passed him around and took pictures and held him. He is buried in Baby Land of our local cemetary. Painful is an under statement. It took 10 years to even consider having another child, 11 years to decide yes and now 12 years later I'm 3 months pregnant. As they told you Potters is such a fluke thing, chances of it happening again are so slim. He is my angel in heaven and with me everyday of my life. Im not scared to die anymore because I have someone special to be with. Hang in there. You have a great support system. Stay strong. You may contact me if you ever feel like talking further. Much love to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Theres a song by Alabama called Angels Among Us, thats my song to my son. Barb
Wow. We had no clue you were still pregnant. The last we heard was no baby shower and now you send us this. Thank you. I know we don't keep in close touch, but PLEASE let us know if we can do ANYTHING for the two of you. Call if you need to. We know the two of you are making ultimatly THE BEST decision for Tyler. Only the greatest parents would make the decision you have. We will definitely be praying for all of you. Please keep us posted. Your website matches the both of you...AMAZING!! Robert, Jamie & Olivia
You are very strong parents to be able to knowingly go through this. I envy your courage. I lost my own child at 3 weeks old to an unfortunate accident and it killed me. It has been 3 yrs since my own loss and it still hurts. I wish you all the strength I have through this journey you will be traveling. I will say a prayer for you two and ask that my angels come and stay by your sie through this journey. If you ever would like to talk please email me.
Thank you for sharing your story. It takes tremendous courage and great strength to do what you are doing. My Gabriel is a constant reminder of my need to move towards God and not away from him. Sometimes I have to remind myself of that that God is here and has never left me through all of this. The pain lessens but the miracle of it all is that hope is found when you least expect it. For me knowing you are not alone is of great comfort. Blessings on your journey with TylerP.S. A song I find comfort in is by the casting crowns called "praise you in this storm."
Hi. Someone gave me your site from the baby boards. We found out today that our little ones (I'm 21 weeks along) kidney's aren't functioning correctly. It has polycystic kidney disease. Same prognosis as you. The baby can't make urine meaning the lungs won't develop. We were also given the option to terminate the pregnancy and we chose not to. We're in a waiting game now. I'd be happy to email you as it's nice to know there's someone out there going through somewhat of the same thing. My email is up top. Thanks for sharing your story.
I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful mom you are. Giving your baby the life he deserves. I've been in your shoes and have just said goodbye to my Potter's baby, Patrick on Aug 18th. Just know when it's your time, God will be so proud to call you his faithful servant. Tyler is a lucky little boy. I'll continue to pray for you and your family. Please email me if you have any questions.Lisa (from babycenter)
Oh Britt I am so sorry! I dont know what to say! You look beautiful and i think you made the right choice! Bless your heart and Tyler's!! Love Kelly
I love those pictures! That one definitly shows off your baby BUMP! Love it!
I had a wonderful visit with both of you this weekend. Thanks for going through some of Tyler's information with me. It really helped alot. I tried to share of of it with your dad, but he isn't ready to hear it yet. I put Tyler's website on his computer this morning. He can look at stuff when he is ready. As for me, I pray everyday for miracles, strength, and blessings. I know, next time, you will have triplets. haha Jim wants twins. That way you both get to get up in the middle of the night. I think that pic of you sucking in your stomach is gross, but I have decided that it look like God's hand cradling Tyler. Just remember, If you need me, I am only a phone call away. Love to both of youTyler... You are a blessing. For being such a little guy, you have rallied this family around you. You are a very special little guy. Your mamie and grandpa have fallen in love with you already. I will kiss you and give you hugs in a bit. Love to you Mamie
Being breech puts him closer to your heart! He's so lucky to have you for his mom! You're doing great!
Hi Brittany,Thanks for sharing your story. I just want to tell you that I think you are absolutely amazing woman and Mommy!! You are so strong for keeping your little baby boy, Tyler with you. I want to say I would do the same thing, but emotionally I do not know if I could. I want you to know that we will say a little prayer every night for you and Tyler.Carly (from Baby Center)
We don't know each other, but I came across one of your posts on babycenter.com and looked at your website. I'm not sure I've ever been so impressed with someone's strength of character before. I can't even imagine how hard it would be, and you are living it, doing it because you know it is the right thing to do. You both are obviously wonderful people, and Tyler is lucky to have you as his parents. I pray that God will give you the strength and courage to live your life and continue to love and carry Tyler no matter the circumstances. There are no words to say except thank you for giving me inspiration and hope that there are still good people, and that not everyone takes the easy way out. May God bless your family and may you never forget that the will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you.Britni
Brittany,I found the link to your website on babycenter.com. Your story has really touched me. I am 21 weeks pregnant and have a friend that is due within days of me. A couple of weeks ago we both went in for and ultrasound and to find out the sex of our babys. Only when she went in they diagnosed her baby with Potters. My heart aches for her and families like yours that are faced with this heartwrenching situation. There is of course no easy decision to be make in these cases. My friend decided to terminate. I was heartbroken. I just wanted to commend you on your decision to let your baby boy live until God decides it's time to bring him Home. I will never judge someone in this position, for you have no idea what it is like unless your there. But i'd like to think I would have as much courage as you and your husband have to put total faith in the Lord. I will keep your family in my prayers. I'll pray that He will give you and Tyler peace and comfort in this difficult time. We know there is definately a purpose for this little boy. Thank you for sharing your story.
Just wanted you to know I am following your journal. You are doing an amazing job of putting your feelings into words...and that is not easy. God bless all three of you. You are always in my prayers.
Hi Brittany,Just wanted to remind you that I'm always thinking of you, Jim and Tyler. You two are amazingly strong. Awesome people!
I have heard about your story through Justin & Stephanie (our dear friends). We found out on Oct 8th that our precious also has Potter's Syndrome and would not survive if born alive. We are carrying our little one like you and praying for a miracle. I am praying for you both as you are also walking this journey.
While reading your creation I have been placed at your feet by our Lord. He has shown me the mature women you have become and I am truly amazed and proud of you. When I first herd of your plite I Prayed . I payed with a flood of tears. I am at a point in my lifetime where tears are in abundance except for the dripping point, my eyes only give me a few! Always remember when you were little and you would crawl in my lap and we would rock and talk, read, or watch cartoons. You enjoyed that until there wasm't enough room for the both of us in the chatr!. I pray that you have a rocker and that you are sitting in the rocker and reading to tyler NOW, for it will be your only time together. Your baby has a purpose in this world and he isw all ready making his mark Please remember my girly girl or should I say MADAM, GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO I! wHEN WE HAVE BABY GOATS YOU'LL HAVE TO STOP OVER LOVE YOU MY MADAM!!
Brittany, I continue to follow your journey and pray for you. I can't imagine the emotional roller coaster! Video, video, video! When you said Tyler was rolling around in your belly, I was hoping you got this on video! Precious moments! I continue to be amazed at the strength and courage you demonstrate! I pray you will continue to received God's grace and experience His Peace during this difficult, difficult time!
Brittany,Loved reading your updates tonight... You are doing so well, sweetie. Keep hanging in there! You are so lucky that your precious Tyler is being so active! Cherish every movement he makes! I'm sure your pregnancy pictures look amazing, you are looking so good! You are on my mind and in my prayers. Love, Meghan
Brittany, I'm praying for strength for you and Jim and healing in Tyler's little body.A line from one of my favorite songs is "...Until He returns or calls me home, here in the power of Christ I'll stand." There are times when we don't have the strength to stand on our own and Christ is there to hold us up in his power.You, Jim and Tyler are precious to Him!~Karyn (baby sea cow from BBC)
Hi Brittany, Jim and Tyler,OK. I'm caught up now and will check back more frequently as I'm sure Tyler's birth will be soon. Love to you all!!! Kitty
Hey "JellyBean".....I just saw your maternity portraits, which are really great by the way, and realized I was unaware of your situation. This site is beautiful, and it's clear that little Tyler is exceptionally loved!The three of you are in our thoughts & prayers.
Thank you for sharing Tyler with us. I am touched deeply by your journey. I am honored to know you. I wish you and Jim lots of love and peace as you await Tyler's birth. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.Kristin (BeachBum31 BBC)
Brittany and Jim~Your pictures are awesome! Brittany, you look absolutely beautiful! Im so happy they turned out so well!!! You will cherish them forever! As always, take care and remember Im just 2 chairs down, so you always know where I am!
I'm gonna be needing some of those pics. You are beautiful
Brittany and Jim,Your pictures are stunning! Beautiful!
Jim and Britt,Your maternity pictures are absolutely beautiful! Thinking of you always*
Brittany, You look absolutely beautiful in the new pictures! You make such a beautiful pregnant woman! I'm glad they turned out so well! When I look at them I can feel the love that you three share! Very Very Cute Britt! I don't think I can express enough how much you, Jim, and Tyler mean to me! I'm so glad to have each and everyone of you in my life. You and Jim always know how to have a good time..eventhough you are an old married couple..:)..but never the less we always have a great time. And as for little Tyler, he has reminded me once again how precious life really is! In this crazy world it is so easy to get off track and to take things for granted, but this whole experience has brought me back to where I need to be. Things happen in life so we realize what is really important to us! I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures tonite! See you soon!
Your faith, courage, and love for your child is inspirational. God bless you and your precious son. We are all put on this earth for a reason. None of our lives or deaths are in vain. How special Tyler must be, that the Lord chose him for something beyond our understanding. And how special you and your husband must be to be chosen to be the parents of such a little boy. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. (Found your site via Babycenter)
Ummm...the professional pics are BEAUTIFUL! and sexy ;-) so, so beautiful. ~caitlin~
I couldn't help but get teary-eyed reading the stories, the journals, and seeing the pictures of you, my beautiful cousin. I remember how we were as children, playing with our dolls (and fighting over them nonetheless)...Remembering those days and reading the words you wrote now make me realize what a beautiful and graceful, Godly woman you have become. I am so proud of you, there are no words to express it. You are continually in my thoughts and prayers. If there is a "best way" to handle this situation, I believe you are demonstrating that to everyone who knows you and reads your story. I am confident that you will be richly blessed because of your Faith and perseverance. I love you!By the way, the pictures ARE gorgeous!
You HAVE made the right decision. God is watching over you and your family! You have created such a wonderful resource for others to learn about the Potter's syndrome! You are such a strong, beautiful, caring, and positive person. You & Jim are both loving and caring parents! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Brittany, The professional pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Loving that last one!! Not too much longer now, how are you hanging in there? Still thinking about you and Tyler...
Steph told go on Tyler's webiste and see how beautiful the photos are...and yes, they are fantastic!!! What a keepsake! Your photographer did a wonderful job on capturing the LOVE in every photo. I also love your plan to use the teddy bear! God bless the three of you. My love and prayers are with all three of you.
Clark Family,in such a difficult situation, your grace, poise, strength, and faith astounds me and makes me so proud to know you. You are wonderful parents.Brittany, I won't be home until December, but know that you are not far from my thoughts. Sending you hugs galore.You are all in my thoughts and payers.
Brit,Going through this site today-I can't imagine what you and Jim are going through. I'm happy and sad at the same time...but comforted that you've found a peace about it. You, Jim and Tyler will be in my prayers.
Hey Brit,I haven't a clue what to say. I love you like crazy and have been following your page, but its hard to put my feelings into words. I think of whats going on and what you are going through. I wish i could be closer. Your pictures are BREATHTAKING but, im sure everyone has told you that! I like the first with you, jim and tyler. Its so artist and real life. Also the one when your laughing! They are amazing. “A friend is a hand that is always holding yours, no matter how close or far apart you may be. A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care. A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart.”~anonymous I love you and I am ALWAYS here if you need or want someone to talk to or just listen! Your my blood and you mean the world to me! I love you!Steph
Brittany,Keep stong, I know that's about impossible to do all the time, but remember you will get through this. He knows how much you can handle. I know you are an incredible mom!
You and your husband seem like such strong, beautiful people. Its amazing because some of the beginning parts to your story, I feel like I could've written. It was crazy reading something so similar to what I went through. I will be praying for you and your family. I think the build a bear idea is perfect. Stay strong. Somehow you will get through this and know you have a friend here whenever you need.
I'm so glad you've been taking time off for yourself! You are such a special woman and I am really blessed to have you for a friend. Stay strong and remember I am thinking of you, Jim and Tyler!
Britty I'm so proud of you and glad you have Jimm. Yes sweetheart, the closer it gets the harder it is going to be. Knowing you are only going to have Tyler for such a short time doesn't make it any easier Please remember... Both of you... REACH OUT GRAB ONTO EVERYONE WHO REACHES FOR YOU! DON'T HOLD ANYTHING BACK. You will cry oceans of tears as will everyone that knows you (loves you) These are much needed healing tears for all. Millions of people are praying for you ,for peace, for faith, and most of all for healing and strength. God Be With You And Jim during these next few weeks.. God Loves You and So Do I
...today, just really wanted you to know, Im thinking about you. I know you have the most amazing support system anyone could ever ask for (which makes me smile). Im here for you...for a hug, a chocolate donut run, a friend to vent on, whatever your little heart desires...no matter how small or silly it seems at the time. Please know you, Jim and Tyler are in my thoughts and prayers every single day, and if there's even the smallest thing I can do for you Im here and really want to! Im glad you decided to give in and take some time (without the blowdryer beatdown)...cuz I was totally serious about using it! Please take care of yourself and don't hesitate to ask for ANYTHING! Luv you!
I don’t know you and I probable never will. But I wanted you to know that you have left footprints in my heart. You are an amazing and beautiful and woman mother to Tyler. You have already given him more than you know. I will pray for you, your family and Tyler.
I just want you two to know that I love you and think about you everyday. I pray for you a lot. You're wonderful people and I enjoy your company so much! I wish nothing but the best for you in your life together. God has a plan for everything in life, even if it's hard. I hope to see you soon. Love-Me
God brought Tyler into your lives to be loved for the short time he was with you. There is no one who has been loved more in 1 1/2 hours than him. If you ever doubt why, just remember that. You and Jim are the perfect parents for a li'l guy like Tyler.
Brittany, Jim and Tyler,How beautiful that Tyler was born on Thanksgiving Day! I know he will always be with you and that we all will be blessed by his short time on this earth. Thank to all three of you for your extraordinary courage and faith. Much love, Kitty and Michael
Jim and Brittany- I saw your birth announcement on the Baby Center Dec. 09 board. I am in great admiration and awe of the choice you made to put your child's life in God's hands. A decision that no parent ever wants to make, and too many people would so choose the "easier" option. I will forever think of you guys and this decision you had to make. Your baby got to be in the world and meet you and family, and it's wonderful that you didn't take that chance away from him. I pray that God will bless you with as many healthy children as you want. You truly are AMAZING parents, courageous, strong, patient, selfless. God Bless you both, God bless Tyler, and God bless his reasons...
Thinking of you guys today after seeing Tyler's birth announcement on the December 2009 BBC board. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Many hugs.
I have been keeping tabs throughout your pregnancy and just read the news. I find it more than coincidence that God delivered Tyler into this world on Thanksgiving. Our Pastor gave a message talking about the Last Supper and how Jesus prayed and gave thanks at it. How could Jesus have given thanks knowing he was going to die a horrible death? In it, Jesus still honored God with Praise. God is worthy of our Praise and Thanks regardless of our circumstances. The fact that you two HAVE been so strong through this is a huge testimony to the power and aide of the Holy Spirit. We will praise Him for Tyler's Life! God is good-He does not change. Keep praising Him-you are glorifying Him through this all. Grace and peace to you as you continue on this difficult journey of grief and loss. Your story is truly inspirational and I pray that the LORD will bless you abundantly, that you will experience joy in the land of the living.I do hope you do post a pic of Tyler, it will be like seeing a picture of an angel!
I have you in my prayers after reading your birth announcement on babycenter. I just want to thank you so much for your website and updates. You guys made a wonderful decision carrying him to term and are very strong. Tyler is watching over you just as you watched over him. I send a bunch of love your way. (((hugs)))
You & your husband are amazingly strong. I know in my heart you made THE PERFECT choice to carry him to term and couldnt be happier that his entire family got the chance to meet him. I'll be sure to keep you and your family in my prayers!
Brittany and Jim -This is such a beautiful site and a wonderful tribute to your strength and love for your little boy. I can't imagine what you are going through but I could never be that strong. Bless you both - take care of each other.
Brittany - I just read your birth story and cried and cried. I am so very sorry that you lost your dear sweet Tyler. I am so sorry that you are now on this side of things. I was so happy to hear that you held him all night long. How precious. I know you treasured every moment you had with him. I love girl and am here anytime you need me. -Meg
Your website is beautiful. I am proud to call you my daughter. I know you and Jim will take good care of each other through this. Tyler definately made a mark on all of us. You two made a beautiful baby and I am so glad I got to give him Mamie kisses. Not everyone gets to say they met and kissed an Angel, but I sure did!! Lots of prayers are with you from this little town. I have never in my life seen the strength that exists when it is called upon. I hope this website will help others understand, or at least be informed a little more. You and Jim made Tyler's life unforgettable.Love to both of you.
Dear Lil' Brit and Jim,Thank you for sharing your beautiful love story with me. I am in awe of your strength, faith and love. Just remember. . .The Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God cannot protect you. There is a reason for what has happened and someday, He will show it to you. But, for now, know the God loves you and decided that you are the best parents He could have given this baby to. He knew that you would do as He wanted you to and not interfere with His plan. And for that, Tyler is now with God, watching over you and knowing how much he's loved.To Tyler,No baby has ever been as loved as you are, Tyler. Everything your Mommy and Daddy did was for you. They are amazing people and God granted them their wish for a baby. Only, they didn't know how special this baby would be or how much they could love him. You have touched so many lives in your short time on earth. That shows just how special you are. Not many people can do what you have done. You have shown what true love and faith in God can do. They can bring people through the saddest of life's events and keep them strong. Your parents, your Aunt Tara and your whole "family" love you very much and will always keep you in their hearts. May God bless you and hold you in the palms of His hands and keep you safe.Love,GranMomma Jean
Brit~ Your story is beautiful your pictures are glowing and you are one strong amazing women! My heart my thoughts and my prays are with you and Jim. <3 Elizabeth
Jim and Brittany,You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You are both amazingly strong people which I am very blessed to know. There is no doubt in my mind that Tyler is watching over you both from Heaven, and that someday when the time is right, you will be reunited with your son. Take care and God bless.
Brittany and Jim,Brittany your words are like poetry, showing the deep love you have, not only for your son, but for the Lord who now holds him in His arms. Tyler is a gift and one who bears special powers to bring a family together and show them what they are capable of doing. You and Jim are so fortunate to have been given him. There will always be an angle watching over you, thanking you for being his parents. So beautiful!
Hi, I read your birth post on the Babycenter December 2009 board. I just wanted to say how in awe I am of you and your husband. You put the situation in God's hands and saw it through until the end. What awesome faith! May God "open up the flood gates of heaven and poor out a blessing that you will not be able to contain it." God bless you and your family always.Vanessa
hi, I once again want to say to you Brittany that you are one strong woman! and Jim you are one strong man. and together that makes you very great people! i truly admire your story and i think that it is great that you got to have what little bit of time with him that you did! i just read your whole story and i cried and cried! being a mother i couldn't even imagin having to deal with something like this! I think that you and Jim are truly amazing people and have been blessed with a beatiful son! hang in there, you are both in my thoughts! miranda
Brittany,I went through and read your entire site today, and Brittany, you and Jim are beyond amazing people. What the two you have gone through is a situation in itself but the way that the two of you chose to handle it is beyond words. Tyler was lucky to be blessed with you and Jim. I love you and miss you.
Brittany, I don't know if you remember me, but I met you a few years back at zibby's birthday party. I was reading the paper today and seen Tyler's obitorary. Your name caught my eye and it brought me to tears. I contacted Zibby and she told me a little about the story and gave me this website. I am so moved by your strength, and your story. My son's birthday is the same as Tyler's. He just turned one this year. I could'nt imagine to go through what you and Jim have and are. I just wanted you to know my thoughts are with you. And I am truely moved by your story. I wish you two the best of luck, and Tyler is truely blessed. When the chance returns for you two to be parents, I believe you will do a wonderful job.
You've experienced god's greatest gift. You will be holding him again someday. We love you and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.Love,The Middendorfs
Brittany, This is an absolutely beautiful story. Very emotional, very encouraging. You are so strong! Thank you for sharing this story! God bless you and your family. You are in our prayers.Praying God's love and peace is with you during this time.Tiffany & Tim Doubek
Thank you so much for sharing your journey.I know that we will also be able to make it through this time in our lives and never look back with any regrets!!!Our own angel....I never thought of it like that...pretty AMAZING!!!
Jim and Brittany,I found your site on Babycenter and have been following it since the beginning. I thank God that He is using such a special family to show people an example of His love. Because it is only through faith in Him that you guys are able to handle this situation with such grace and honor. And I know it has and will touch many people's lives. Thank you for letting us in on your journey and letting us pray for you guys. Tyler is absolutely beautiful!!! He is so blessed that he was able to go straight from his mother's arms into his Heavenly Father's arms. So peaceful. You are honoring his life in an amazing way. I will continue praying for you and your family.
I am on your Nov birth board. I am so sorry for your loss. My good friend lost two of her daughters to Potter's syndrome. Tyler is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your story and for allowing him to live here on earth! Praying for you,Mary
Brittany and Jim,I finally had a chance to read your birth story. My heart both aches for your loss and celebrates your joy. You're on my mind and in my heart. Kitty
I have never read a story that touched my heart soo deeply...I cried the whole way through...all I have to say is you are both such amazing people...you are the true meaning of love and strength...and your lil boy felt more love in an hour and a half than many feel in their whole lives...and lil Tyler will be watching over his mommy and daddy for the rest of your lives...you have your own guardian angel...and Tyler couldn't have asked for better parents...you are both such inspirations...my thoughts and prayers are with you both...thank you for letting us be a part of your faith, love, and tears.
When I heard of your story, I started praying right away. My heart and my soul goes out to you and your family. I am sorry to hear of your sadness. Thank you for sharing your story!
I loved your site. Your Tyler is so gorgous. I am so sorry about the loss of your sweet little boy but just remember it is not forever. Many of us walk in these shoes with you, and we forever will. HUGS
You are an inspiration to all of us. God made you brave and strong but he didn't take all the love and care away. Everythime I think of you, I want to burst out in tears.You have a gorgous, cute boy and he is waiting for you in heaven. You will always be his loving mom and he is smiling upon you.Hope you will have the opportunity to be a mom without any bad news. God know your heart desires and will give you as you ask.I will always remember Tyler Adrew Clark.Love & Hugs
Brittany and Jim~ You certainly have one beautiful angel! I hope that your faith is keeping you strong through all of this! You both are wonderful people with the biggest hearts. I know that Tyler is smiling down on you with great pride cause he knows how much love will always be in your hearts for him! You guys are still in my prayers! The pictures are just amazing!
Brittany and Jim,I love the photos of Tyler! What a beautiful little boy. (Again, your photographer did a great job.) They are a keepsake to treasure.Love you both--Ann
Hi :)I've never experienced what you have, but I had a miscarriage in September. I just wanted to say that your pictures of Tyler were absolutely beautiful. My favorite was one of the last ones where you were holding him and I could see the love you had for him in your eyes. I'm terribly sorry for your loss, but I hope you are doing alright and have come to terms with his short life. I wish you the best in the future. Always,Dice
You have such a beautiful angel watching over you. You and Jim are in my thoughts and prayers.
I want you to know that you have helped me without even knowing it. I found your web page on Nov. 29th, just a few days after you delivered Tyler. I found out through an MRI on Nov. 20th that my baby boy had no kidneys. At that point I was about 32 weeks along... This was a shock for us. I read your story and it just makes me cry every time! You are such a strong person, and you have helped give me more strength. WOW This is our first child and it has been tough. It is such roller coaster ride. I know that no one will every understand, but you have expressed some feelings that I have at times felt. Our situations seem to be similar, a baby boy, first child, and diagnosed with BRA. It's a little crazy. I have since had my baby Benson. He was born on December 11th, 09. weighing 3lbs. 3oz. 16 inches long. He was with us for about an hour and a half. It was the best/worst moment of my life. I love my little boy so much and my heart aches without him. I am sure you know that feeling to well. I think of you often. Take Care. Andrea
Your son is beautiful. I am a fellow Potter's Syndrome angel Mommy. And we named our son Tyler as well! I love your website, if you ever want someone to talk to feel free to email me!
Brittney & Jim,*sighs* this just broke my heart! I send my condolences & you both are in my thoughts & prayers. I'm so sorry that you had to go through that! It is great though on the other hand that you both had such phenomenal support from family & friends. That is the key to get through a healthy recovery. He IS beautiful in every way, shape & form! Thank you for creating this website, I'm sure it makes it a little bit easier to speak about it, as well as you are educating people about this whom may not have known about it such as myself. Once again, you are in my thoughts & prayers & if you ever need anything or need someone to talk to, feel free to get ahold of me =)Sincerely,Brandi
I just wanted to tell you how beautiful your sweet Tyler was. My name is Angie and you commented on a post I left on the December birth board on the BabyCenter site. You may not remember me. I lost my baby boy 7 years ago and have a little girl who is 5 1/2 years old who has the same terminal disorder my son had. I was scared of having another sick baby and you shared with me your story. I have thought about you often since then. Baby Sarah was born healthy, praise the LORD. As a Mother who has lost a baby, my heart breaks for you. May the LORD surround you with his love and may the angels dance around Tyler always. Maybe he has even met my little boy up there! GOD bless.Angie
Just wondering how you're doing. I'm feeling sad today, which brought me to your site. All your pictures are so beautiful; I'm so glad we'll have them forever to remember...
Brittany,Yes, I continue to check your site as I always know you put what you are really feeling here. My heart just aches for you and I know the healing process is a long difficult one. Lean on your family and friends for support because you are soooo loved!!! I hope you continue to write on the website. Not only can you express your love for Tyler, but you are also helping other Potter's moms deal with their feelings as well. You have walked the path they are now walking and your words will help them feel that they are not traveling alone.Hey, don't worry about the tears. Let them come. They aren't a sign of weakness, they are a sign of healing. Love ya,Ann
Tonight I shared Tyler's website with mom. She had no idea all that you had gone through. Our hearts go out to you and your husband. The website that you have created is a wonderful tribute to Tyler and I truly believe the lord will use this to speak to alot of people. Thank you for your honesty and for sharing all that you have gone through. What a blessing it is that you were able to get so many pictures when he was born. You will continue to be in our thoughts and payers.Love, Jess and Debbie
We would just like to let you guys know that we are thinking about you all the time and praying for you. You are truly amazing people to do what you have done! and I was reading your blog, and I just want to say that i know its easy to feel guilty, but doing all the things that you are doing (working out,sleeping, etc..) those are things that need to be done to be a good mom! So you are a wonderful mom adn you are doing all the right things! And i love reading all your blogs, your website is awesome. Take care. Love, Niki and Aaron
Simply beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.
Tyler is such a sweet little boy. He is a perfect angel. I am sure my little Benson and him have become buddies. I hope for you some better days!!! Xo
GORGEOUS! Loving the updated website and the addition to so many pictures. You are honoring your angel by devoting time to this site, and for helping others. God bless you, girl! :)
I have been following your blog from almost the beginning. I think about you guys and Tyler often. I just want you know you are continually in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for reminding me that no matter what life brings, not to take what we have for granted.
Brittany, I just found your website tonight. We lost our Eli to Potter's February 21st. He was our 4th child. He live for about two hours after he was born. Jennifer
Brittany-It's been awhile since I visited Tyler's website. It's beautiful! I love the new layout. I'm glad you're starting to feel a little stronger. The pain is still there, it just feels a little different now. Emily
Hi Brittany,I am still following you and Tyler's Story. I pray every day will be a little bit better than the last one. Grief is never easy to deal with. I can see the progress you are making via your words. You are doing an amazing job of capturing your feelings and putting them on paper...and I know it isn't easy. (One day at a time, sweetie.) I know your site is a great help to other Potter's moms too. How wonderful for them to have someone to lean on who knows exactly how they are feeling. Take care and I will continue to keep you in my prayers.Love ya.Ann
Brittany,The scrapbook is beautiful!Emily
Brittany,First, Happy Mothers Day! Second, what a great scrapbook! I'm impressed! You will always be a great momma, Tyler must be proud of you! Love you!
Britt~Thinking of you today! You did such a wonderful job on the scrapbook! Everything looks perfect! Be proud of yourself, you deserve it!!! As always you know where I am.
Lil' Britt, Love the scrapbook. Can't wait to see it next time I'm in Macomb. Love you and think of you often.
Thinking of Tyler today, and always....Love you, buddy. I hope God is teaching you all about your proud parents, and family. I'm sure he has some great stories about your Mother ;) Not a day goes by that I dont think of you.....Love, Jessica
Wow what a beautiful site you have made for all to enjoy your precious son Tyler. Your son will live on forever and what fabulous parents he has! I will keep your family in my prayers. God bless you and your family. I know you have an angel watching over you!
Just thinking of you, Jim and Tyler...and wanted to tell you so. You are always in my prayers.Love ya@
I love that my painting made the name gallery. I hope to see you again soon. I miss you!
I just wanted you to know that I will be thinking about you tomorrow! Happy 10 months Tyler!
Thinking of you, Jim and Tyler today. May God bless you all! :-)
Not sure why I put 10 months there. I meant 9 months. I did this before going to bed and got in bed and kept thinking did I put nine or ten. Sorry about that. xoxo
HI there,I found your the link to your site on BBC. I read your story and I sat here at my desk at work any cried my eyes out. My heart goes out to you and your hubby. You are so strong. I would have never survived something like this. Congrats on your new baby on the way and I hope you enjoy being a SAHM.Mwah!!
Hoping you are holding up ok. Anniversary dates are always hard to go through. Love you and am thinking of you today...and always.
Thinking of you guys especially today. ((Hugs))
Brittany...do you have a personal email address I can have? If so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use my work email at email@example.com
Happy birthday Tyler! You will always be your mommy and daddy's precious, first born. Nothing will ever change that :). Thinking of you Brittany and Jim. Sending prayers your way on this day.
It's funny how much love and support you have for a friend,even if you have never meet,except through the computer or txting.Thank you so much for letting me be apart of Tyler's life my friend. Peace&love to you all
The love that you gave Tyler is amazing. I am just a labor and delivery RN in Orange county, ca that stubbled about your site and I enjoyed reading about the life of Tyler. I have had the honor to help labor and dellivery another mother that had a baby with Potter's syndrome. All I can say is you guys show such amazing amounts of love for one child. Happy late birthday Tyler
Thinking of Tyler today.Love you all.
Hoping all is going well for you, Jim and Keira. Please email me your new address after you move.
I was thinking of Tyler today and decided to check out his website. I know he is watching his new little sister from up above.
Love you all.
Thinking of you today, Tyler, and missing you bunches!
Celebrating and remembering your little angel's birthday today. Hugs to you, Jim and Keira. Love you all.
Sometimes I get on here and read your recent blog posts. Other times I get on & go through the whooole website, looking at posts and pictures from the very beginning of this journey. The feelings that I get when seeing the beautiful way you celebrate Tyler's life is amazing. There are no words to express the emotions that flow through me whenever I hear his story, or see his precious pictures, or read about his life. Question upon question enters into my thoughts.. Why? Why did this precious baby boy NOT get a fair chance at life. How? How on Earth were you feeling when you got a call from the doctor's office saying you'd have to see a specialist? Saying your baby wouldn't live? Feeling him kick and wishing he'd stay in your tummy forever since that was where you knew he was safe. Holding him in your arms after birthing him, wishing that God would perform some kind of miracle and everything would be okay, even though you knew that was impossible. Ugh, Brit... I swear, there are so many days where I grieve with you over this (in a different way, of course).. I know acceptance is a part of the grieving process, but I think it's almost impossible to ACCEPT losing a child, losing a baby, an innocent bundle of joy that you want nothing more than to love and to see grow & live a happy life. I guess it's more that you're accepting that it actually happened than accepting WHY it happened (because you never really know why, and if even if you did, nothing in this great green world would make it okay that you lost your child). You know what I'm saying? Basically, if God himself came down and said "Brittany, I'm taking Tyler because he has a purpose in Heaven" it's not like you'd be like, "Oooh, Ok, that's why he's gone? I'm fine with that!" There is NOTHING that will ever make it okay, even if all your questions WERE answered.... I'm always thinking of you baby Tyler, always. And praying for your momma. Love you all.
Remembering Tyler. Remembering your family. Love to all of you..
Happy Birthday to Tyler! I've been thinking about you guys a lot lately. I hope you are doing well!
Happy Birthday Tyler in your heavenly home. Love to you....love and hugs to your family/friends who miss you down here.
Thank you for visiting Tyler's website. We hope this sheds some light on our situation and gives hope to anyone faced with this diagnosis.